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15Oct

Peter Pomerantsev's study of 'the war against reality' wins Gordon Burn prize

This Is Not Propaganda ranges across the world in its study of disinformation, and reveals how the author’s parents struggled as Soviet dissidents

Peter Pomerantsev has won the 2020 Gordon Burn prize with This Is Not Propaganda, a study of fake news that tells “true stories with artistry”.

Speaking after he won the £5,000 award, Pomerantsev paid tribute to his parents, whose lives as Soviet dissidents are threaded through the book, and urged everyone to speak with their own parents.

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